Joint Programming Initiative

More Years, Better Lives

The Potential and Challenges of Demographic Change

About the Project

The Data Mapping Project

The Data Mapping Project is an activity of the Joint Programming Initiative (JPI) "More Years, Better Lives – The Challenges and Opportunities of Demographic Change". The project seeks to map the range of data sources on ageing at the European and national levels, examine whether there are major gaps in the available data infrastructure, as well as provide statistical agencies with user-driven feedback on standard data sources. It will provide both scientists and policy-makers with a comprehensive overview of where to find appropriate data for cross-disciplinary approaches and evidence-based decision-making in an ageing context. The data project also helps to inform the development of the JPI’s Strategic Research Agenda, and any calls or research proposals that will follow from it, by identifying relevant sources, helping avoid repetition of work by individual projects, and ensuring that research proposals are well informed about possible data sources.

The Joint Programming Initiative "More Years, Better Lives"

Joint Programming is a new approach to foster collaboration and coordination in R&D in Europe. It is a member-state driven activity. The Joint Programming Initiative (JPI) "More Years, Better Lives - The Potential and Challenges of Demographic Change" seeks to enhance coordination and collaboration between European and national research programmes related to demographic change. Areas affected by demographic change cover a wide range of research fields and policy topics ranging from health to social welfare, education and learning, work and productivity to housing, urban and rural development and mobility. The JPI therefore follows a transnational, multi-disciplinary approach bringing together different research programmes and researchers from various disciplines in order to provide solutions for the upcoming challenges and to make use of the potential of societal change in Europe. Currently, 13 European countries are participating in the JPI “More Years, Better Lives“.

Acknowledgement

The coordination of the Data Mapping Project and the development of the website has been supported by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Bonn/Berlin, in the framework of the Joint Programming Initiative (JPI) "More Years, Better Lives – The Challenges and Opportunities of Demographic Change".